Monday, January 31, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - February 1


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
Maybe Rosaleen had laid traps around the bungalow and I'd tripped a wire, moved a blade of grass out of place, walked through a beam and triggered an alarm in her handbag. She was going to tie me to a bed, break my legs with a sledgehammer, and force me to write her novel.
From The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

This final line in the quote just made me die laughing, I loved Misery and seeing this reference to it just endeared this book more to me.

The Book of Tomorrow: A Novel

January Summary

January Summary 

  1.  The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney, read 1/3/2011
  2. Choker by Elizabeth Woods, read 1/3/2011
  3. Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz, read 1/9/2011 
  4. Cross Fire by James Patterson, read 1/10/2011
  5. Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson, read 1/11/2011
  6. Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon, read 1/14/2011 
  7. Haven by Kristi Cook, read 1/19/2011 
  8. Awakened by P.C. & Kristin Cast, Read 1/20/2011
  9. Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag, read 1/21/2011
  10. Said the Spider by Earle E. Van Gilder, read 1/23/2011 
  11. Little Princes by Conor Grennan, read 1/25/2011 
  12. To Have Not by Frances Lefkowitz, read 1/28/2011
  13. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern, read 1/31/2011

Review books:8
Library Books:5
Books from my bookshelf:

My reading year is off to a slow start, but I hope to pick up momentum soon.  The great thing about this month is I really enjoyed all the books I read, so I can't complain on that account.

Favorite of the month: Little Princes by Conor Grennan, I just can't say enough about this one.

So how was your reading month?

Challenge Progress:

  • YA Reading Challenge:  4/50
  • Support Your Local Library Challenge:  5/51
  • 100+ Reading Challenge:  13/217
  • 2011 Audiobook Challenge:  1/20
  • 2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge:  0/15
  • Cruizin' Through Cozies: 0/12
  • 2011 A to Z Challenge (Titles): 8/26
  • 2011 Reading From My Shelves Project:  0/24
  • Edgar Awards Reading Challenge:  0/6
  • 2011 Debut Author Challenge:  2/30
  • 2011 Ebook Challenge:  3/20
  • Book Bucket List:  0/12
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die:  0/5
  • The Alphabet in Crime Fiction:  2/26
  • 2011 Show Me the Free Reading Challenge:  0/12
Books reviewed from earlier months:

    It's Monday What Are You Reading - January 31

    Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in!

    Books Completed Last Week 
    Reading Now:
    • Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (audiobook, library)
    • The Lost Saint by Bree Despain (library)
    • The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
    • Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell
    • The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld
    • The Big Show Stopper by Hugh Dalton
    Other reviews completed last week:

    Summary -

    I'm still not up to my optimal reading time, but I'm improving.  It was a week of great books so that counts for something.  I'm almost done with The Book of Tomorrow and it is great as well.

    Best of the week:  Little Princes by Conor Grennan - just an amazing book.

    How was your week?